Herzog's U-23 roster thin on players getting playing time

Andi Herzog has called 18 players to Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for the U-23s' first training camp of 2015. The team will face Bosnia's U-23s on Friday in Tuzla, before traveling to face Denmark four days later. The squad includes just six players currently getting playing time at the first or second division levels.

Two MLS rookies made the team: Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes) and Khiry Shelton (New York City FC). But notable absentees include Jose Vlllarreal, who has one goal and two assists in three games, California-born midfielder Jesus Vazquez, who is starting for Leones Negros in Mexico's first division, and Dillon Serna, who started the Colorado Rapids' opener and attended the senior national team camp in January.

Ariel Lassiter, son of former U.S. international Roy Lassiter, joins the U.S. U-23s after playing for Costa Rica's U-23s in February at an MLS preseason tournament in Bradenton, Fla.

U.S. U-23 Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Charlie Horton (Cardiff City/WAL), Tyler Miller (Zweibruecken/GER).
DEFENDERS (5): Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca/MEX), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids), Will Packwood (Cheltenham/ENG), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Benji Joya (Santos/MEX), Ariel Lassiter (LA Galaxy II), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew).
FORWARDS (6): Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II/GER), Alfred Koroma Shams (Austin Aztex), Jordan Morris (Univ. of Stanford), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia M'Gladbach II/GER), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC).

3 comments about "Herzog's U-23 roster thin on players getting playing time".
  1. James Froehlich, March 22, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.

    Why is Benji Joya still "unattached"?

  2. Adrian Garza, March 23, 2015 at 12:31 p.m.

    I believe he's back in Liga MX at Santos as he tweeted he was back at Santos last week.

  3. Wood Harper, March 23, 2015 at 11:21 p.m.

    look ahead just a little bit, then think about a negative comment

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